Big Isle farms burned by vog - Hawaii...

Big Isle farms burned by vog - Hawaii News

There are 18 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Mar 9, 2009, titled Big Isle farms burned by vog - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

PAHALA, Hawaii Sulfuric emissions from Kilauea Volcano are damaging crops in Kau so severely that many farmers are quitting and moving away.

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taxpayer

United States

#1 Mar 9, 2009
Maybe this is just one little reason our country is in such a mess. Retroactive Insurance? So if I crash my uninsured car, I can then buy insurance from the government. What a Great Deal,,,sign me up!

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#2 Mar 9, 2009
Guess what? Can't grow stuff here, time to move.
Why should I pay for the risks you took on farming? In a volcanoe? Good luck with that. Enough of our taxes from Oahu go to support the parasites on the welfare isles that like to tell us they don't want the "hordes" from Oahu on "their" aina. Then start paying your own way.
By the way, God punishes evil, looks like Hawaii's just getting some more godsmacks up side the head, now even the land won't support your food or livelihood. God does all things well.
ecoisland

Eaton, CO

#3 Mar 9, 2009
cant expect the gov to hold your hand thru everything that nature throws our way, living on a volcano has its risk, seems farmers need to adjust their crops or move.
New Law

Washington, DC

#5 Mar 9, 2009
Why doesn't the legislature pass a new law making Vog illegal? Since we obviously don't worry about practicality or enforcement of laws here, it should do the trick.
Happynow

Mililani, HI

#7 Mar 9, 2009
Want to blame someone? Read "vog" in a mirror.
marc

Grapevine, TX

#8 Mar 9, 2009
where's obama now????? when hawaii needs him.........
estraka

Honokaa, HI

#10 Mar 9, 2009
I wonder if the other natives mentioned (koa, ukiuki) and long term affects or if it can bounce right back. Just another reason to grow more natives instead of imported ornamentals.
Oahu Resident

United States

#11 Mar 9, 2009
This is not likely to be temporary. Halemaumau erupted almost the entire 19th century, took a break during most of the 20th century and looks like it is now resuming normal activity.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#12 Mar 9, 2009
Oahu Resident wrote:
This is not likely to be temporary. Halemaumau erupted almost the entire 19th century, took a break during most of the 20th century and looks like it is now resuming normal activity.
true and I think this will hurt tourism long-term
Hua

Ewa Beach, HI

#13 Mar 9, 2009
Its that Evolution thing at work; adapt and mutate. More specifically a Hawaiian thing, there were no thorns and venom in the natives.
Oahu Portagee

Honolulu, HI

#15 Mar 9, 2009
ecoisland wrote:
cant expect the gov to hold your hand thru everything that nature throws our way, living on a volcano has its risk, seems farmers need to adjust their crops or move.
Totall agree. No way the government/state should step in on this one. It's ridiculous. As farmers, you will have to ADAPT. Either plant stuff that can grow in the vog, or go find another line of work. This isn't a single incident act of nature (like a Hurricane or Tornado). This is a VOLCANO that will likely be active for thousands of more years.

It's not like you can go and put a lid on the vent. Come on, people, time to move on. I don't think the world is gonna stop operating because we don't have anymore Big Island protea's. Life will go on.
Pele

AOL

#16 Mar 9, 2009
You're an ASS!! And I'm a Honolulu woman. You embarass us here on Oahu. I can understand why "they don't want the hordes from Oahu on their aina." Especially a damn horde like you.
Lehua

AOL

#17 Mar 9, 2009
I agree with Pele. You're an ASS. No wonder they don't want the "hordes" from Oahu on "their" aina. Especially damn hordes like you.

Kalihihaole? more like stupid haole!
kalihihaole wrote:
Guess what? Can't grow stuff here, time to move.
Why should I pay for the risks you took on farming? In a volcanoe? Good luck with that. Enough of our taxes from Oahu go to support the parasites on the welfare isles that like to tell us they don't want the "hordes" from Oahu on "their" aina. Then start paying your own way.
By the way, God punishes evil, looks like Hawaii's just getting some more godsmacks up side the head, now even the land won't support your food or livelihood. God does all things well.
Poluting my air

Latrobe, PA

#18 Mar 9, 2009
Maybe you can sue to volcano or get an injunction in court to have the volcano stop producing vog. Maybe the eco friendlies can have the state enact laws stopping the volcano from producing vog.

Come on farmers, get a clue. You're living on an island with an active volcano. Either live with it or leave.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#20 Mar 9, 2009
Maybe you can out on your surfboards and stop the vog. Meanwhile quit taking Oahu taxes for yourselves and pay your own way.
OMGWTF

Honolulu, HI

#21 Mar 9, 2009
feel sorry for the farmers but that's what you get playing dice with the mother nature; don't bring in any new species to the islands.
keokea

Kapaau, HI

#22 Mar 9, 2009
If there is one thing we need to learn from our current events such as a natural or man made (our economic) disaster is that we are all connected--interdependent. When somebody else suffers or has to struggle, in the long run we all suffer..
The smart selfish person realizes, the best way to get more for oneself is to be unselfish.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#23 Mar 9, 2009
Yeah, in America all 50 states pay for Hawaii, that's Hawaii's way of interdependence. Pork, pork, pork,

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